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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Peeps Bunny Box Plastic Canvas Pattern

I don't know if it's just me or what, but I have the hardest time sitting still.  I seem to always need to be doing something.  I'm sure it drives my Dear Hubby nuts that I'm sewing away while we are watching tv, but I always seem to have a project or two going.

When I was younger, I loved to do Cross Stitch, but I got tired of just having pretty pictures on my walls.  I wanted the things that I make to "do" something.  They needed to be useful too.

When I found Plastic Canvas, it was the perfect answer to my problems.  I could sit and sew without too much thought and make useful items for my home or parties.

I needed a new project last week, so I designed up these cute plastic canvas Peeps Bunny Boxes.  They are great for adding a little treat to the Easter baskets or as a party favor or an after-dinner treat.
Plastic Canvas Easter Peeps Bunny Box Pattern by Kandy Kreations

It's a pretty easy pattern to sew.  I made mine in a little over an hour.

Plastic Canvas Easter Peeps Bunny Box Pattern by Kandy Kreations
Start by cutting out the bunny top and both side pieces.  Sew the pieces in a basic continental stitch.  Don't stitch the bottom (smaller) bunny shape.

Plastic Canvas Easter Peeps Bunny Box Pattern by Kandy Kreations
Stitch the side piece to the top bunny to form a box shape.  Repeat for the unstitched bottom bunny and the large side piece together.

Plastic Canvas Easter Peeps Bunny Box Pattern by Kandy Kreations
Fill the Easter Peeps Bunny Box with your favorite treat.  We filled ours with Skittles.

Plastic Canvas Easter Peeps Bunny Box Pattern by Kandy Kreations
Told you it was a quick and easy project that will make a big impact in the Easter baskets this year.

Here is the plastic canvas peeps bunny box pattern.
Plastic Canvas Easter Peeps Bunny Box Pattern by Kandy Kreations

Monday, April 14, 2014

Easy Easter Ombre Milkshake

Are you looking for a few last minute Easter ideas to make your Easter dinner or Easter party go from "fun" to "awesome?"  Or how about a yummy treat for the kids while dying Easter eggs?

If so, check out this easy Easter Ombre milkshake! The fun pastel colors in this ombre milkshake bring a hint of the Easter egg to your celebration.

Easy Easter Ombre Milkshake by Kandy Kreations. What a fun treat for our Easter Egg Decorating party!

Start by mixing a regular milkshake in your blender.  I like to use 2 cups of vanilla ice cream, 1 cup of milk, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.  If you're using this recipe for the milkshake, you will probably need to triple this amount to get enough for a pretty milkshake.

Easy Easter Ombre Milkshake by Kandy Kreations
It's easiest to mix your milkshake and then add a drop of food coloring to your milkshake.  Blend a little more to mix up the color.  I found this Neon Food Color that has some great colors for Easter in it--purple, pink, green, and blue.

Pour your first layer into glass.  You need to harden this first layer by putting it into the freezer for about 20 minutes.  If you don't, you're next layer will just mix into the drink and not give you the ombre effect.

Easy Easter Ombre Milkshake by Kandy Kreations
After the first layer is hardened a little, add a few drops more food coloring to the remainder of the milkshake still in the blender.  Add as little or as much as you like to get the ombre effect.

Place your milkshake in the freezer again for another 20 minutes.

Easy Easter Ombre Milkshake by Kandy Kreations
When ready, add more food coloring to your milkshake and add to the top of the ombre milkshake.  Now you have a pretty Easter egg effect in your glass!  Perfect for a sweet treat while you're coloring Easter eggs.

If you want to have the coloring go from dark to light, you can mix the milkshake up in smaller batches.  Use the original recipe above and add the food coloring so that it's darkest at the beginning.  Now you can either make a new batch of milkshake with lighter coloring, or add more ice cream and milk to lighten up the color.

Easy Easter Ombre Milkshake by Kandy Kreations

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Easter Subway Art Printable and Shindig Saturday

It's Saturday morning again!

When did Saturdays go from morning cartoons and pjs all day to running your kids to a hundred different activities at the crack of dawn?  Some days I miss being a kid again.

That's how my whole week has gone, I've been so busy playing taxi that I forgot to be a blogger. But I will admit, that I loved it.  I missed being with my kids for all the little things when I was working.

I am thrilled with Easter being only a few days away!  The kids are already talking about our annual Easter basket yarn hunt.  I didn't realize they love it as much as I do.

In the spirit of Easter, I'm resharing my Easter Subway Art Printable today.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Easter Bunny Candy Bank Printable

I know I said yesterday that I was trying to stay away from buying a bunch of candy for the kids' Easter baskets, but I found some candy banks at Walmart that were just taunting me with their possibilities.

So I had to make some Easter Bunny candy banks for Easter!  Won't they just look so cute in the kids' Easter baskets?

Easter Bunny Candy Bank Printable by Kandy Kreations

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Easter Bunny Cookie Dough Truffles

While I absolutely adore getting Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs in my Easter Basket every year, I'm not a huge fan of filling my kids' Easter baskets with all kinds of expensive, dumb Easter candy treats from the local stores.

I mean seriously, have you seen some of those candy toys? And the prices?

I definitely like to add a few treats that are homemade so I can keep the expense and the craziness down every year.  So I've been working on crafting some yummy Easter treats like the Easter Egg white chocolate fudge and now these Easter Bunny Cookie Dough Truffles.

Easter Bunny Cookie Dough Truffles by Kandy Kreations

Monday, April 7, 2014

All I Need To Know I Learned From The Easter Bunny Candy Jar

There was a time when you could find those fun posters that started "All I Need To Know, I learned from..." everywhere.  They had them for just about every occasion.

Except Easter.  Did you ever find one that talked about all the great things you could learn from the Easter Bunny?  I never did.

So I had to create one.  And I needed to do it with candy.  Specifically Chocolate.

So my "All I Need To Know I Learned From The Easter Bunny" Candy Jar was born.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Week in Review and Shindig Saturday

I'm so sorry that I missed out on our party last weekend.  I was traveling back from spring break and what was supposed to be an easy 8 hour drive ended up turning into a 2 day experience.

We ended up breaking down TWICE on the road with the last time being in the middle of no where when our wheel went flying off the back of the truck.

It was pretty scary and really made me really appreciate the kindness of friends and strangers.

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